Sedex Audits are Ethical Trade audits. These audits are also known as SMETA audits.
Your buyer is asking for it because brands in developed world are concerned about their reputation and they do not want bad name to come because of some practices in their supply chain
No you will not get a certificate after a sedex audit . Sedex audit results in a audit report which is then uploaded on the sedex platform
There is no difference. They are the same thing.
No, You cannot use Sedex log on your product because sedex is not a product certification. It is audit and results in a Audit report?
Although it is a government job and it it expected that business will comply with all the laws. This is not true in developed as well as under developed countries. One reason is “Lack of awareness about laws” and second reason is governments all over the world ar making lot of laws but do not have personnel for monitoring of these laws.
Sedex approves agencies and who empannel APSCA approved auditors , who then conduct Sedex audits.
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A SMETA audit can be planned – executed and uploaded within 7-10 days. You have to ensure that you prepared for it
It is ideal to read the ETI base code and go through the Self assessment Questionnaire that you will have in your account
Once you have registered your company in Sedex, You have to add a Site and then for that Site you can access the Self assessment questionnaire
It is not difficult but it can be time consuming – It is appropriate that Senior Managment
You can develop your own Sedex audit Checklist. It should ideally start with a legal checcklist and then you can add questions from SAQ to strengthen it.
It is a good idea to invole a mixed team of manager and workers to conduct internal audits on a regular basis to get the best results.
1. Labour Standards
2. Health & Safety
3. Additional Elements:
4. Management Systems
5. Entitlement to Work
6. Subcontracting and Homeworking
7. Environment (shortened)
1.Environment (extended) – this replaces the Environment (shortened version)
2. Business Ethics
As a Producer going to Face a Sedex /SMETA audit for the first Time- This is what you can expect on the day of Audit
Sedex is not a certification. SMETA audits result in a audit report and not in a certificate. Though it covers sustaininability aspects in its audit, You cannot use a Sedex Logo on your product. So it is not a sustainability certification.
• Calibration meetings for Auditors
• Independent Sedex audit Report review before uploading
• Duplicate Evening visits to random factories
• Business Ethics agreements and Refresher courses
Membership Enrolment with APSCA.
Eurocert S A has now been given provisional membership by APSCA. APSCA approved member firms and CSCA are trusted professionals of the social compliance industry. As a provisional and committed member of APSCA, we are committed to enhance the cause of APSCA – To increase the value and effectiveness of independent social compliance audits by enhancing the professionalism, consistency and credibility of individuals and organizations performing them.This is why, Eurocert is a preffered choice for doing social auditing with highly ethical and professional auditors in Asia and Europe
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Useful links for Sedex :-
- How to register your company on Sedex Advance
- How to pay sedex membership fee
- How to Apply and complete Global SAQ
- How to initiate an Audit
- How to download sedex audit report template (For Auditors)
- Renewing supplier membership for sedex